Orkney International Science Festival 2009
From bees to biofuels, with the science of sandcastles and the taste of sea buckthorn, the 2009 Festival was opened by Highlands and Islands Enterprise chairman William Roe.
A Scottish Homecoming event ‘For A’ That’ celebrated the Robert Burns anniversary with stories and images from Australia and the sound of the pipes resonating through St Magnus Cathedral.
This would be a programme regarded as exceptional in some of the largest cities of the world, let alone a group of islands. What I find so exciting about Orkney is the combination of history and new technology. Orkney is demonstrating that using science and technology together, people can build great futures.